Roger Frankel, M.D., FAANS

Consulting neurosurgeon

Roger H. Frankel M.D., FAANS, is a consulting neurosurgeon at Shepherd Center. He is a board-certified neurosurgeon and president of Atlanta Brain and Spine Care. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative and injury-related spinal disorders. He has taken part in clinical research trials, as well as publishing articles in peer reviewed journals. 

Dr. Frankel received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, graduating cum laude in biology. He attended medical school at New York University School of Medicine in New York City where received a medical degree with honors in pathology after completing novel research on brain tumor genetics and defending a research thesis. Dr. Frankel completed neurosurgical training at Emory University in Atlanta from 1992 to 1999. He has researched and published findings on brain tumors, pituitary disorders and surgical treatment of arteriovenous malformations.

Dr. Frankel has served as both chairman of the Department of Neuroscience and president of the Section of Neurosurgery at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Additionally, he previously served as medical director of Neurosurgical Services at Shepherd Center from 2011 through 2015.

Dr. Frankel is an active member of several distinguished societies and organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Georgia Neurosurgical Society, the Medical Association of Georgia and the Medical Association of Atlanta.